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Acting and Character Animation: The Art of Animated Films, Acting and Visualizing

Sample Chapter 40: Characters, Performance Capture Techniques, and the Future of Acting in Animation

Rolf Giesen, Visual Effects Society
Anna Khan, Peking University, Beijing, China

Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved.

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Animation Production: Documentation and Organization

Sample Chapter 1: Introduction to Animation Production Preparation

Robert B. Musburger, PhD, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Communication, University of Houston,TX, USA

This text follows the animation production by concentrating on the documentation necessary to accurately and professionally organize each step of the process. Readers are presented with a step-by-step guide to organizing the process by following professional standards in creating needed and useful documentation for all animators.

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Animation: From Concept to Production

Sample Chapter 1.4: What is Production Design for Animation?

Hannes Rall, Associate professor, Nanyang Technological University

Veteran independent filmmaker Hannes Rall teaches you how to develop an animation project from the very start of conceptual exploration though to completed production. This book is just the right mix of practical advice, lavish illustrations, and industry case studies to give you everything you need to start creating animation today.

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Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film

Sample Foreword by John Halas

Giannalberto Bendazzi, Visting professor, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

Twice the First takes the reader on an exciting journey through the historical development of animation through the eyes of Quirino Cristiani.

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